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Small Group Discussion Meeting

Spectacular! In a small group of four, we very informally discussed what we thought would be the “ideal MOOC.”  We were so engaged in the conversation that we actually didn’t even know that more than 90 minutes had passed and had to “force-end” it. Professor Robinson has greatly inspired us.  Many of the things that…

Posted by on August 8, 2013 in News

Group Meeting: 5 August 2013

We had a very small, but productive meeting today.  We had a very lengthy discussion of two topics: a)       Gender and MOOCs — Specifically in terms of the reception of the material by the learners. b)       How to best safeguard against cross-gender/cross-cultural issues in teaching a MOOC. We’re dealing with large worldwide populations, and it’s…

Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Meeting Notes, News

Today’s Informal Session

Unfortunately, I am suffering from seasonal allergies. Suffering from seasonal allergies and living in Nashville actually encompass several of the sets that Professor Robinson describes in Lesson 2: equals, overlaps (although I would say that equals is more efficient), contains and covers. I’d like to ask one of the attendees of today’s afternoon session to…

Posted by on August 1, 2013 in News, ,

Todd’s Notes, July 22

We had a great meeting, with a lively discussion this morning. But, before we begin talking about that, let’s get some announcements out of the way! –Large group meetings are on Mondays at 10:00 AM. –Small, informal group meetings are on Thursdays at 3:00 PM. –All meetings take place in CSLS: 001 Furman Hall. –A…

Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Meeting Notes, News, Reflections

Mythical Island of Thule


Welcome to Vandy Maps! A group of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students are participating in “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution,” a massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Penn State on the Coursera platform. We’ve formed an informal study group, and this is our blog.  Here we’ll be posting study group announcements and sharing our…

Posted by on July 15, 2013 in News